Power Loss Minimization by the Placement of DG in Distribution System Using PSO

  • D. Sattianadan
  • M. Sudhakaran
  • S. S. Dash
  • K. Vijayakumar
  • Bishnupriya Biswal
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 199)


Power loss minimization is an important aspect in distribution System where the load variation is more compared other systems. There are different methods to minimize the power loss like DG placement, capacitor placement, load balancing etc. Among those methods DG placement was much beneficial because it is directly related to real power loss. This paper is based on power loss minimization by the placement of distributed generators (DG) in distribution system. The location of DG is found with the help of voltage stability index (VSI) and DG size is varied in small steps and corresponding power loss is calculated by running the power flow and the result obtained is verified by Particle Swarm Optimization Technic. The simulation study is carried out on a 33 bus Distribution System by considering different load models.


Distributed generation Voltage stability index Particle Swarm Optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Sattianadan
    • 1
  • M. Sudhakaran
    • 2
  • S. S. Dash
    • 1
  • K. Vijayakumar
    • 1
  • Bishnupriya Biswal
    • 1
  1. 1.SRM UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Pondicherry Engg. CollegePondicherryIndia

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